Category Archives: Native American Jewelry

A Closer Look at the Native American Bone Choker

A Closer Look at the Native American Bone Choker

Native American jewelry is a beautiful, versatile, and meaningful art form that has long been admired by cultures around the world. The handcrafted pieces are celebrated as relics of American Indian civilization, and the evolution of mass jewelry production has included them in modern day fashion and style. One of the most unique and traditional… Continue Reading

Turquoise: The Sky Stone

Turquoise: The Sky Stone

We have used descriptions like “sky-blue,” “Robin’s egg blue,” “blue-green,” and “gray-green” to describe the color of the turquoise stone. The Native Americans have their own names for it: “the fallen sky stone,” “stone of sky,” “stone of water,” and “stone of blessings.”  Although there are as many Native American words for turquoise as there… Continue Reading

Why is Turquoise Significant in Native American Culture?

Why is Turquoise Significant in Native American Culture?

Turquoise holds a special significance in Native American culture, meaning something profound and specific to individual tribes. Referred to as the “stone of life,” many believe it is a living mineral because of its ability to change colors depending on its environment. A Living Stone All Native Americans believe that the earth is living and… Continue Reading

Colors & Meanings Among Native Americans

Colors & Meanings Among Native Americans

Native Americans use beautiful and distinctive designs and colors in everything from clothing to face paint. Did you know that those colors have specific meanings? They are used symbolically to tell stories visually and they represent a wide range of things from elements in the natural world to personal characteristics and more. Red The color… Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day Ideas from Kachina House

Valentine’s Day Ideas from Kachina House

At Kachina House we have a vast array of Native American arts and crafts, and for Valentine’s Day we wanted to focus on several that would make great gifts for the special someone in your life who loves all things Native American. Kachina House understands that some people prefer unique gifts: something that says, “I… Continue Reading